HUTZUL - Mr. Nick Hutzul, resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, beloved husband of June Hutzul of Yorkton, formerly of the Theodore district, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was 88 years of age. Nick Hutzul was born July 13, 1929, he was the youngest and last surviving child of Nick and Bella Hutzul. At the age of five Nick attended Caldervale School completing his Grade 9 studies then continuing his education at Theodore High School. After a few short years he quit school to help out on the family farm. On May 18, 1952 Nick married the love of his life, June Kwasnitza, the eldest daughter of Paul and Kate Kwasnitza, who were neighbouring farmers. Together they lived with his parents until his parents built their retirement home in Theodore, leaving Nick and June to farm the homestead until the year of 2007, moving into Yorkton to enjoy a retired life in the city. Through hard work and determination they farmed the land and raised a family of six boys. Besides being a farmer he held a variety of jobs to supplement the family income. Nick was a very active member and president for many years of the Westbrook Church. Nick was predeceased by two sons: Ricky (May 1977) and Clayton (Dec 2007); his siblings: John, Sophie, Fred, Matt, Victoria, Dora, Annie, Mary and Irene. Nick is survived by his loving wife, June of 65 years of marriage, along with their 4 sons and families: Dennis (Cathy) and Travis and Colin; Lorne (Rita) and Courtney (Laura, Owen, Charlie, Isabelle & Merrick), Nathan (Kate, Kayla, Kolby & Kennedy), Jonathon (Meaghan, Madalyn, Nicholas, Macie & Drake); Chantell, daughter of Clayton; Allan (Annette) and Mandy (Kynan, Kayden & Adryan); Soraya (Mike, & Kianna); Brent (Sheila) and Holly (Clinton), Hailey (friend Austin); Kyle. Numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and his many other relatives & friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Mel Slashinsky as Celebrant. Cantor, Yvonne Panchuk, assisted by members of the Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Chantell Hutzul, the honourary bearers were Mandy Bugiera, Soraya Kyrzyk, Holly Enman & Hailey Hutzul. The interment took place in the Westbrook Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with Courtney Hutzul, Nathan Hutzul, Jonathan Hutzul, Colin Hutzul, Kyle Hutzul, Kynan Bugiera, Mike Kyrzyk and Clinton Enman serving as casket bearers. Memorials may be made to Westbrook Cemetery, C/O Peter Hutzul, Box 642, Theodore, SK S0A 4C0 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com.
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